Basically this is about laser ablation of glass in an alkaline environment, namely different KOH solutions. The glass seems to be easier ionised/ablated in the alkaline solution and i'm really not sure why. Could the presence of KOH somehow make an Ionisation more favorable? from what i've read long exposure actually raises the damage threshhold by etching away surface near damages inside the glass.
i'm kinda stuck with this and starting to question the measurements so i hope someone can help or point me in a direction to research. thanks very much!